20th Anniversary

20th Anniversary

Twenty years ago, on September 10, 2002, Miami-Dade County voters approved a referendum creating The Children's Trust to invest, support and advocate on behalf of children and families in the county. On that day and when voters reauthorized The Trust in 2008, they took a leap of faith, and the results have been nothing short of game-changing.  

Today, The Children's Trust is an essential organization for children and families in Miami-Dade County. Like the children served over the years, The Children's Trust has grown up. Its development has been shaped by learning, growth, challenges and successes that have led to direct impact on thousands of lives.  

The Trust has a greater impact today than ever before. As such, it bears a great deal of responsibility and accountability. And as the organization looks forward to another 20 years and beyond, it is important to reflect on how it came to be the organization it is today.  

Both as a celebration of accomplishments and as context for how to approach and overcome challenges the community faces today and tomorrow, The Children's Trust was proud to look back at its history as it crosses the 20th Anniversary milestone.  

From September 2022 to September 2023, The Trust highlighted its impact, through measurable facts and statistics, but also through stories of how it positively affected individual children and families and helped them along the way. 

Click on the links below to explore different aspects of The Trust's history and scroll below to watch the stories of some of the children served. 

  • Recap of the yearlong The Children's Trust 20th Anniversary Celebration - Click here
  • Miami-Dade County Lights Up for The Children's Trust - Click here
  • The Children's Trust 20th Anniversary Special Edition from Miami's Community News - Click here
  • The Children's Trust Read Into Congressional Record Thanks to Rep. Carlos Gimenez - Click here
  • How The Children's Trust Impacts Lives - Click here
  • School Board Issues Proclamation Honoring 20th Anniversary of The Trust - Click here
  • The Children's Trust Kept its Promises to Miami-Dade, Helping Kids Reach Their Full Potential, from The Miami Herald - Click here
  • Silvio Plata Feature - 20th Anniversary Story - Click here
  • Destiny Delancy Feature - 20th Anniversary Story - Click here
  • Yasmin Snyder Feature - 20th Anniversary Story - Click here
  • HistoryMiami Museum: The Children's Trust 20th Anniversary Exhibition - Click here
  • Community Leaders Celebrate Trust's 20th Anniversary at HistoryMiami - Click here
  • Origins of The Trust - Click Here
  • Florida Statute allowing for The Trust - Click here
  • Miami-Dade County Ordinance establishing The Trust - Click here
  • September 10, 2022, Proclaimed "The Children's Trust Day" - Click here